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Plus for tourism

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, November 23, 2012

GOVERNMENT'S investment in capital works of $722 million has been lauded by tourism industry stakeholders as an investment into Fiji's future, setting the platform for rural involvement in the economy and benefiting the tourism industry in the long-term.

Speaking to this newspaper yesterday, Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association president Dixon Seeto said people had to look at the budget in a holistic manner and not focus on the deficit alone but look at the reasons for the deficit increase.

"People need to understand that the deficit will arise because of capital works and infrastructure investment and development.

"This will help nation building and set the platform for future developments in rural and previously out-of-reach areas which will open up new areas to tourism," he said.

He also said the $23.5m allocation for tourism was part of a continuing commitment that industry stakeholders were very appreciative of.





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